If you use creamer in your morning coffee, then I probably don’t even need to tell you that creamers can be expensive! Powdered creamers can be less expensive, but those costs can still add up if you’re buying it frequently. But what if I told you you can have a low-cost coffee creamer that actually tastes better than the stuff from the store? Intrigued?? I sure was!
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When I came across the idea for a homemade powdered coffee creamer, I was somewhat skeptical. With only a few ingredients, it seemed almost TOO simple. But I’m all about giving things a try, so I gathered the ingredients and whipped it up in about 2 minutes. And boy, was I surprised! This creamer hits all the right notes: it’s creamy, frothy, a little bit sweet, and all-around delicious. The best part, in my opinion, is that it lacks the chemical-y aftertaste that you get with many commercial creamers.
Another big plus about making your own creamer is that you can customize it to your own tastes. Maybe you love the flavor of vanilla, but you think store-bought vanilla creamers are too sweet. Just add a bit of vanilla powder to your creamer, and cut back on the amount of sugar you add. So simple! Here’s how to make your own powdered coffee creamer at home.
Homemade Powdered Creamer
- 4 cups milk powder*
- 1 cup powdered sugar (or use anywhere from 1/2 to 2 cups to achieve your desired sweetness)
- 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp vanilla powder OR cocoa powder (optional)
*Author’s Note: We used non-fat milk powder because we had it on hand, but whole-fat milk powder gives a richer, creamier taste!
Combine the milk powder, powdered sugar, and optional ingredient (if using) in a bowl, and whisk together.
Slowly pour the coconut oil into the mixture, and mix well with a whisk until there are no lumps left. (The coconut oil can be left out, but we think the creamy frothiness it adds is delicious!)
One of the best things about this homemade powdered creamer is that it is shelf-stable, so you can store it in an air-tight container in your cupboard or pantry for quite a while.
Put a scoop or two into your morning coffee for instant creamy deliciousness. But don’t stop there! In addition to hot coffee, you can also add a bit of powdered creamer to iced coffee, hot cocoa, a cup of cold milk, or any beverage that could use a creamy kick. :-)
How would you personalize your own homemade powdered creamer?